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SnakeBytes 6/25: Coors Field Craziness

It was a record-setting night last night, as the starting pitchers first set a Coors Field record for fewest runs allowed in the first five innings (NB: may not be an actual record, but it certainly seems like it) only for the teams to explode for a combined 16 runs off of every pitcher on the roster and maybe some random people from the stands. In the end, it was the longest nine inning game in National League history.

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Phil Gosselin's face sums up the Diamondbacks stealing these two wins
Phil Gosselin's face sums up the Diamondbacks stealing these two wins
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It was even longer than the 15-14 World Series game back in 1993, which, at the time, was the longest World Series game regardless of innings, and only had 9 innings. (The record for longest 9 inning World Series game now is also held by Coors Field, with the 4 hour, 18 minute Game 3 in 2007.) Here are some records for game length, before last night. No surprise that the MLB record is held by a Yankees-Red Sox game...

Last Night's Game

Tomas Homers Twice, D-backs Pull Out Wild Win vs. Rockies

D-backs Top Rockies in Record-Setting Fashion

Did D-backs Finally Turn Corner to 'Something Special'? [Video]
Brad Ziegler thinks so. Also, I hope Ziegler and Hudson combine to get Weeks and Tomas dinner, as with Bourn a couple weeks back.

Diamondbacks News

Throwing Issues Still Surfacing for Jake Lamb

End of Streak Doesn't Faze Ziegler
Does anything?

Socrates Brito Lands on DL with Broken Toe
There are now four Diamondbacks outfielders on the DL, if you count Chris Owings as an outfielder. Brito joins Pollock, Owings, and Peralta, making the group of Diamondbacks outfielders on the DL good enough to be a full-time outfield for many teams.

Brito's Injury Puts Diamondbacks in a Pinch

Around Baseball

Atlanta Braves GM Says He Doesn't See Team Trading Teheran
But the Diamondbacks haven't offered Goldy+Lamb yet! Seriously, though, I'm relieved when I hear the Braves don't plan on trading someone.

Rotation Inconsistencies Continue to Vex Dodgers

Looking Ahead

I can't find an article on it yet, but Zack Godley was optioned to Reno after last night's game to (I hope) make space for a bullpen arm. Contestants for that role are few and far between, though. Edwin Escobar had made two quality starts (wait, wasn't he supposed to be moving to the bullpen) but got hit hard on Thursday. Silvino Bracho and Enrique Burgos have struggled with the big club in their action this year. Tyler Wagner remains on the DL. It will likely be either Bracho and Burgos, as no one available can give length, unless they put Rubby De La Rosa on the 60 day DL, something they didn't want to do yesterday. With all the use that the A-bullpen has had lately, look for Bracho, who has been closing for Reno, to get the call, and possibly to work the eighth (Barrett getting the ninth) today.

Yes, there is a game today, 1:10 Arizona time. A win today will guarantee the Diamondbacks return home to face the Phillies in third place, or two places higher than they were just 15 days ago.